I had some working on myself to do. It is, of course, one of those “pinch me” moments when you are sent crates-worth of iconic, historic archive pieces with an archive handler.You’ve undergone many dramatic transformations before. The documentary was so emotional and, as you said, cathartic. COVID-19 complicated working schedules as it has for everyone around the world. I live my life like a live movie and that’s not something I’m willing to compromise on.”If you could do one of your signature looks on Mrs. Did you have a favorite outfit or accessory from the photoshoot?Mrs. Silicone moves and looks more realistic. Below, PAPER caught up with Stone to discuss the creative process, the love affair between makeup and fashion, and Mrs. I live my life like a live movie and that’s not something I’m willing to compromise on.Photos courtesy of Alexis Stone Overall, what do you want viewers to take away from such an ambitious project?Filming and post-production on Mrs. Slowing down mentally, recharging after investing emotionally and physically in Mrs. The fat suit was amazing, making sure the distance between my chin and shoulders was reduced was something I knew I needed with this one as it was a head-to-toe transformation into Robin’s figure.”Warping the lines between what’s real and what’s fake is at the core of what I do. I felt I had to make sure I served justice from my end in paying homage to a film that never fails to make me smile.What’s next for you? Doubtfire, and we know which one I chose. The entire reason I had her in Balenciaga was actually because of Kim Kardashian. For ’90s kids, there were few icons as comical or campy as the old British nanny — and this memory ultimately forged Stone’s young love of costume and makeup to eventually blossom into the drag queen we know today. I was mesmerized by the makeup process even at a young age.My work over the years has always had a shock factor — Is it real? Doubtfire in the original screen-used costumes was always a possibility, but Balenciaga seemed fitting, modern and a must.Talk about your physical transformation into Mrs. Every detail has been studied for years, and luckily there are some amazing original references and making of films from the 1993 classic which certainly came in handy. Working with a visionary like Demna at Balenciaga is a beloved experience and being trusted to take his work and my aesthetic and combine the two worlds is magical. Anyone that knows me personally will note the obvious changes I’ve been going through as I am in a transitional period of my life and career. What was your reaction and who do you think would win in a fight, Miss Bacardi or Doubtfire? When you tick off lots of boxes on the list of life, it’s beyond rewarding and I’ve learned that not everything has to shock the world 24/7. To bring the makeup into 2021, we designed the pieces in silicone rather than foam latex which was originally used in the film. Mrs. Do you know what, I actually had a feeling it would make her giggle once she saw it. Related | Meet Our Gentle Monster GrandpaThe doc, directed by Stone and Liam Heely, looks deep inside Stone’s transformation, following the entire ideation and creation process of ordering facial prosthetics, beating her face to the gods and posing atop a Scottish mountain naked, wearing nothing but a pink robe, oversized Black sunglasses and Balenciaga’s armoured knight boots from Fall 2021. Any exciting plans coming up this year?Honestly? Instead, the viral artist was exposed to two transformations: terrifying monsters in action films and the late Robin Williams as Mrs. Doubtfire since I was 16, it was always the childhood dream. Tough shout, would have to be a battle of who has the moistest WAP.What is your personal relationship with style and fashion as another outlet in comparison to makeup?Fashion, as well as makeup, is there for us to embody, transform and enhance. I wasn’t trying to convince the world that Robin was alive and a second movie had been made; I simply had to do this 27 years after it originally graced our screens at the age of 27 myself. Doubtfire, you’re giving luxury fashion girl. The iconic S&M look was also a moment despite being attacked by midges [small flying insects].I saw Cardi B retweeted a video of you as Mrs. Is it fake? Doubtfire and monsters in films. Doubtfire’s online beef with Cardi B.How did this collaborative project come to be? Doubtfire. Doubtfire would’ve definitely approved. Honestly, Mrs. — the kind of projects that make it into group chats, being picked apart and trying to understand. I had what can only be described as a mental breakdown seven months ago. When I say this film and project saved my life, I mean it. Doubtfire with the incredible team at Millennium FX who I’ve worked with over the years on a handful of projects. My focus was the transformation into not only Robin, but then Mrs. She rocked up a few years back to the Met in florals [by Givenchy] and the internet compared her to Mrs. Doubtfire for a night out, which one would you do?Oh fuck, that’s a good one. It was either that, which was going to cost me $50,000 or Mrs. Alexis Stone (real name: Elliot Joseph Rentz) never saw drag on-screen while growing up. Emotionally, how was the process of turning into a beloved childhood figure different for you? Going from attempting to end my life to having a reason to live has been an incredibly overwhelming period of my life that I’m not ashamed of admitting.As Mrs. Could you have ever imagined partnering with Balenciaga for the film?During the first lockdown here in England, Balenciaga had reached out in regards to working together on something else. Has to be Balenciaga, duh. That being said, I got myself a new face so I’m currently healing from that before I reveal that, which will most likely break the internet as always because people are fascinated with cosmetic work. From beginning to end, we spent about three months working on the film making sure it captured what happened as close to reality, but also adding a storyline and depth. Working from 5 AM until 1 AM in foam latex would also face its own obstacles as it’s an abnormal length of time to be in prosthetics having 10 odd costume changes. Doubtfire, so what a better time than Kim turning up to this year’s Met in Balenciaga and Mrs. My working relationship with Balenciaga will continue and I’m excited to fuck shit up as I do best. Before drag, my only exposure to transformations was Robin Williams as Mrs. I’ve spoken about wanting to be Mrs. Mrs. Doubtfire was the longest working period of my life to date. Doubtfire flipping the camera off. There are small gems throughout the film I made sure we included, from humorous fails, magical reintroductions and original screen used props such as the brooch. In celebration of the artist’s birthday and the 1993 classic film, Stone, Balenciaga and Millennium FX all came together to create and premiere 27, a new documentary chronicling Stone’s change from the beloved movie icon into a real fashion girl stepping on our necks with archival looks provided by Creative Director Demna Gvasalia himself. It was planned that I would be going to a private rehabilitation center in South Africa for two months to get better. Doubtfire in Balenciaga is iconic regardless of which look it is, but seeing such a historic character in the armoured boots, naked, on top of a Scottish mountain in an archive pink robe was pretty major. Doubtfire. Doubtfire left me really burnt out. Warping the lines between what’s real and what’s fake is at the core of what I do. Doubtfire also dressed in the power house’s clothes. I think turning up in anything floral to something like the Met Gala would be iconic. I had a couple of months off. The prosthetics and suit used on-set are totally insane.I could quote the entire film to you with my eyes shut. Doubtfire was put together during this frustrating period by myself and my team, and Demna kindly agreed to give me access to whatever was needed to bring my vision to life.